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CHECKPC(8)							    CHECKPC(8)

       checkpc - check out the printcap database

       checkpc [ -aflprsCV ] [ -A age[DHMS] ] [ -D debugflags ] [ -P printer ]
       [ -t size[kM] ]

       Checkpc is used to check for the existence and correct  permissions  of
       entries	in  the printcap database.  It is useful when installing a new
       printcap database and cleaning up existing printer spoolers.

       -a   Do not create accounting files (:lf).

       -c   Print verbose configuration information.

       -f   The fix flag will cause the checkpc program create and fix various
	    files  and	permissions.   It does this in a simple minded manner,
	    and the program may have to be run several times until all permis‐
	    sions  are	correct.  It also reports in extremely verbose details
	    its actions.

       -l   Do not create log files (:lf).

       -p   Print verbose printcap information.	 Useful if interested  in  the
	    printcap values.

       -r   remove  junk  or job files older than the age set by -A.  You must
	    set the age to a non-zero value otherwise no files are removed.

       -s   Do not create filter status files (:ps).

       -A Age[DHMS]
	    Report junk or job files older than age.  The age time can have  a
	    suffix days (D) hours (H), minutes (M), or seconds (S); default is

       -D debugflags
	    Run the program with debugging flags.  See	the  LPRng  HOWTO  for
	    details of the flags actions.

       -V   Verbose mode.

       -P printer
	    Process only the specified print queue.

       -t size[kM]
	    Truncate log files (:lf) to the specified size in Kbytes or Mbytes
	    (default is Mbytes).

       If the -f (fix) option is specified and you do not run this as root, it
       will complain, but attempt to carry out the operations.	This will lead
       to a large number of failures reports if the ownership  and/or  permis‐
       sions are incorrect.

       The  files used by LPRng are set by values in the printer configuration
       file and by configuration options.  The following are a	commonly  used
       set of default values.
       /usr/local/etc/lpd.conf			    LPRng configuration file
       ${HOME}/.printcap			    user printer description file
       /usr/local/etc/printcap			    printer description file
       /usr/local/etc/lpd.perms			    permissions
       /var/run/lpd				    lock file for queue control
       /var/spool/lpd				    spool directories
       /var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/control		    queue control
       /var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/log			    trace or debug log file
       /var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/acct		    accounting file
       /var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/status		    status file

       lpd.conf(5),  lpc(8),  lpd(8),  lpr(1),	lpq(1),	 lprm(1), printcap(5),
       lpd.perms(5), pr(1), lprng_certs(1), lprng_index_certs(1).

       Most of the diagnostics are self explanatory.
       If you are puzzled over the exact cause of failure,
       set the debugging level on (-D5) and run again.
       The debugging information will
       help you to pinpoint the exact cause of failure.

       LPRng is a enhanced printer spooler system with	functionality  similar
       to   the	  Berkeley   LPR   software.	The   LPRng  mailing  list  is; subscribe by sending mail  to
       with  the  word	subscribe in the body.	The software is available from

       Patrick Powell <>.

LPRng				  LPRng-3.9.0			    CHECKPC(8)

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